Chris Rock’s shocking Weinstein jokes met with ‘many boos’
Tuesday - 07/11/2017 06:48
CONTROVERSIAL comedian Chris Rock met a hostile reception during a recent stand-up set when he explained why he chooses not to hire women.
CHRIS Rock tried out some new material about sexual harassment at the New York Comedy Cellar last Thursday night, and some women were not amused.
Rock said he won’t hire women anymore because he would need a crew of witnesses around him at all times so he wouldn’t be accused of rape, one patron of the club told Page Six.
“They cry rape because they want money,” said Rock, who added he won’t even hire a cleaning lady because he’s afraid of false accusations.
“I’ve seen him before and he was hysterical, but this wasn’t funny at all,” said one woman.
“Nobody was laughing. There were many boos and many women who were telling him he was a sexist pig. Two people got kicked out.”
Rock’s friend Jeff Ross, who was waiting to go on when Rock finished, was asked by Rock for a new topic. “Talk about growing up in Brooklyn,” Ross yelled.
But Rock kept going back to sexual harassment anyway. Rock said he felt the wrath of Harvey Weinstein. “Weinstein f**ked with me by trying to have me star in the worst movies of all time,” he said of roles he didn’t take.
Rock’s publicist had no comment.
After 20 minutes, Rock exited to silence, and Ross took the stage. “Now that we got that Chris Rock kid out of the way ...,” Ross said.
A spokeswoman for the club had no comment.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and is republished here with permission.